This is one of those dental threads. It's like a sore and slightly loose tooth that isn't painful if I leave it alone, but I just can't seem to manage the leaving it alone part.
I don't care about the goods, bads, rights or wrongs of individuals on RatSkep. I don't think that any of the people who hang out here and don't post much on RatSkep care about that either. I make no judgements about anyone from RatSkep based upon what other people from RatSkep say on this board. I might a judgement or two about the person speaking based on their words.
If someone is talking shit about you here, chances are nobody is going to pay much attention to it unless you constantly draw attention to the fact that they've said it, thereby spreading the meme you wish to quell. Don't be such fucking trollbait unless you get some kind of enjoyment out of it.
Let me also remind you that there is no rule against trolling as such.
If Seth is a troll, then I think he's the grandmaster zen troll who trains his victims to troll themselves every time they think of him, thus dramatically reducing his workload.
What I've found with a few discussions I've had lately is this self-satisfaction that people express with their proffessed open mindedness. In realty it ammounts to wilful ignorance and intellectual cowardice as they are choosing to not form any sort of opinion on a particular topic. Basically "I don't know and I'm not going to look at any evidence because I'm quite happy on this fence."
The Net is best considered analogous to communication with disincarnate intelligences. As any neophyte would tell you. Do not invoke that which you have no facility to banish.